Man Utd stepping up interest in Huntelaar

The £15million Dutch hit-man is one of two strikers United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to sign in the summer.

Manchester United scouts have been spotted watching Huntelaar in recent weeks. Reading’s Leroy Lita has also been watched by Ferguson’s scouts lately, and could be a summer target.

Huntelaar has been dubbed the new Ruud van Nistelrooy, and has been linked with several Premiership clubs in recent months.

The 23-year-old international scored 24 goals in 25 games for Ajax last season.